New Moon at 15° Libra: Forbidden Love – 10-8-2018

10-08-2018 New Moon

When –
October 8, 2018 ~ 11:47 pm EST / October 9th, 2018 ~ 03:47 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 0° of Libra on
March 20, 2019 ~ 09:43 pm EST / March 21, 2019 ~ 01:43 am UST

This lunation concentrates primarily on Libra, the 7th house of relationships with both the sun and the new moon at 15° of Libra. We will be emphasizing balance in our relationships and the essential give and take it implies.

This new moon also squares Pluto from 18° Capricorn, suggesting the restraints of responsibility may make itself felt and put strain on our personal relationships. Our careers or authority may be challenging us, or undergoing a transformation that asks us to make compromises where our relationships are concerned, especially for the sake of our careers.

An inconjunct from Neptune at 14° Pisces to the luminaries may complicate things and we may want to give more than we should or let people walk all over us. These qualities will be at odds with our relationships and cause more friction that can not be so easily resolved and we may find ourselves in a holding pattern, waiting for the fog to lift.

Mercury at 28° of Libra also highlights communications in the 7th house of relationships, increasing the velocity of these social aspects and the possibility of day trips, experiences with siblings.

This Mercury at 28° of Libra faces an opposition from Uranus at 1° of Taurus, both houses ruled by Venus. We may have an unexpected contract that brings us earnings or other resources. It may involve a relationship or connection, or possibly hinder a relationship or connection, and we may have to make a decision regarding how we handle our social resources (relationships) and our monetary resources.

This Mercury at 28° of Libra also squares the north node of Leo at 2°, and so we may have communications that are not serving up to our potential. North node in Leo is asking us to be more politic – dare I say royal – with our self-expression.

Venus at 10° Scorpio is in retrograde. The last retrograde period was in early 2017. We can expect that financial matters might be put on hold or need re-evaluating; we might be considering our beauty and wanting a change, and we may be reconsidering our love relationships and in the house of Scorpio, the potential for permanent break-ups is possible, but in retrograde, do not be surprised if romances thought to be dead unexpectedly come back to life. On the darker side, there may be issues of power and control and fighting over resources. Now is the time to evaluate what you want from your beloved.

Further compounding this Venus in Scorpio retrograde, Mars at 9° of Aquarius is conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 7° of Aquarius, and they both square retrograde Venus in Scorpio. This looks like lovers having secret affairs or competing with each other for affections.

Mars is deeply intertwined with Black Moon Lilith, both of them in rebellious and detached Aquarius. What this square to Venus implies an also mean a discovery of infidelity within a committed relationship, and by known persons, given Aquarius’s 11th house designation of friendships and connections. Women will fuel the dual natures of Venus and Black Moon Lilith pulling at them as well, and this could make for a romantically charged time with a great deal of friction in relationship.

A trine to Venus at 10° of Scorpio retrograde from Neptune at 14° Pisces will also suggest a greater potential for people to exercise poor judgment in love partners. Neptune will sweep us off our feet and the effect is lovely to behold – the danger of Neptune is like the tide comes in to sweep away the sand castle. We wake up to discover nothing left for us once the tide retreats.

We will be more prone to being lied to during this period or losing money through bad gambles.

~15TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL GHAFR~

The covering. Favorable for extracting treasures, digging pits, helps, divorce, discord, the destruction of houses and enemies, and hinders travelers. With moon here, unfortunate for anything.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

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